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  • Virtuous Circles Conference: Lessons Learned

    The final roundtable of the conference "Understanding Governance Virtuous Circles: Who Succeeds and Why" (July 8-12, 2015) organized by the Hertie School’s European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building, ERCAS in the framework of EU FP7 ANTICORRP project, extracted the lessons learned from three days of discussions of the biggest contemporary achievers in governance reform (Estonia, Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Georgia, Taiwan, Botswana, South Korea) as well as of some of the greatest challenges (Russia, Ukraine, South Africa). The questions asked focused on the causes of institutional change. Why these countries (Botswana and Georgia only partly) managed, and others, which received a lot of assistance and support from the international

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